Intrahousehold allocation of resources in larger and smaller Mexican households.

Abstract

This paper focuses on aspects of intrahousehold allocation of resources. It suggests that there is a first step involved in understanding household decisions as to allocation or misallocation of food within the household, which is that of understanding intrahousehold allocation of income. In this study, carried out in northwestern Mexico, what has been reported in the literature as examples of unequal access to food, particularly in larger households, may better be considered examples of lack of access on the part of purchasers of household food to all of the income which comes into the household.

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@article{Baer1993IntrahouseholdAO, title={Intrahousehold allocation of resources in larger and smaller Mexican households.}, author={Roberta D. Baer and Luisa Madrigal}, journal={Social science & medicine}, year={1993}, volume={36 3}, pages={305-10} }